Meet the BBC Good Food cookery team

Our talented team of recipe writers, chefs and home economists spend hours in the Good Food Test Kitchen triple-testing the brilliant recipes that make us what we are. Discover what lies at the heart of Good Food by saying hello to our cookery team...

CassieCassie Best - Senior food editor

Cassie trained at Leiths School of Wine before joining BBC Good Food on an internship scheme. Fast forward a few years and Cassie now coordinates all recipe content for the brand. She also writes hundreds of recipes herself, including plenty of cakes and bakes – one of her biggest passions. 

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Barney DesmazeryBarney Desmazery - Food editor-at-large

As the longest standing member of the cookery team, food editor-at-large Barney has written, developed and tested thousands of recipes for BBC Good Food, working alongside practically every British celebrity chef of the last decade along the way. Barney is our resident gadget geek and road tests equipment for our review pages with features editor, Natalie Hardwick.

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Miriam NiceMiriam Nice - Assistant food editor

Before joining the team in 2014, Miriam had her own recipe blog and ran a private catering business, and her book Cooking Without a Kitchen was published in 2013.  She has a degree in graphic design and illustration and a passion for combining innovative and unexpected flavours for her recipes. 

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Chelsie CollinsChelsie Collins - Cookery writer

Chelsie did a stint of work experience at BBC Good Food and was inspired to go back to school, training at Leiths before returning to us on an internship scheme. Pasta addict Chelsie loves creating indulgent recipes, but also quick-fix dinners packed with punch. Her motto is: "if in doubt, deep-fry it". 

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Sophie GodwinSophie Godwin - Cookery assistant

Sophie is the newest member of the BBC Good Food cookery team. After studying at Leiths and working many weird and wonderful private chef jobs, she became our cookery assistant in 2015. She also writes for her blog SophieOnAPlate. She loves creating colourful, vegan-friendly sharing recipes and hates food waste

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For more BBC Good Food talent, visit our chefs & personalities page

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